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Bugs in Windows XP


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diggeryo

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I have Windows XP SP2 with all the latest updates installed. I was wondering if anyone can verify (or has a solution to) the following two possible bugs in Windows:

1. Anytime I try to create a folder that should have a period as the last character in it's name, Windows will not save the period as the last character. This happens whether I create the folder in DOS or in Windows Explorer. It won't bring up an error message saying it's an invalid character; it just doesn't save the last perior. For example, I created a folder to hold MP3s for the Roger Water's album titled Radio K.A.O.S. from 1987. Whenever I type in the name "1987 Radio K.A.O.S." (without quotations), it only saves "1987 Radio K.A.O.S" (again, without quotations). No matter how many times I go back to edit it, the period, if it is the last character, is not saved.

2. In Windows Explorer, if I highlight and copy a portion of the path in the Address Bar, sometimes the entire path is copied. For example, I highlight the phrase "Tatoo You" in the following path in the Address Bar:

D:\Music\Rolling Stones\1981 Tattoo You

However, when I go to paste it, the entire path is pasted. This doesn't happen all the time; maybe 20% of the time. At first I thought I mistakenly copied the whole path without realizing it, but now I'm making it a point to verify I copied correctly, and then the problem still ocurrs.


Are these problems specific to my computer, or can someone else recreate them? And perhaps have a solution to them?

thanks,
mike.
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I don't have the solution but I tried #1 just now and I got the same result as you. For #2, I got the same result as you as well but at the time I did this (weeks ago) I thought I just made a mistake copying, didn't occur to me that it could be a bug.
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As for #1 I believe this is an intentional thing with XP. I think it has to do with the way that XP and the web is more integrated. In DNS structures the "." means something else than just an ending to a sentence or acronym.

As for #2 I do that all the time and do not have an issue. I click my cursor to the end of the line then hold down the shift key and use the left arrow key to go back as far as I need to, then use CTL+C to copy.
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Thank you both for your resplies. At least with #1, I know now that I'm not going crazy.

As for #2, the problem seems to only ocurr when I use only the mouse to highlight and copy. If I use the keyboard, the problem doesn't happen.
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Thank you both for your resplies. At least with #1, I know now that I'm not going crazy.

As for #2, the problem seems to only ocurr when I use only the mouse to highlight and copy. If I use the keyboard, the problem doesn't happen.


i think that is the reason I gave up on the mouse, was having issues, but its been a while so I cant remember what, Im just used to the keyboard now so thats how I do it.
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